Country Hour New South Wales
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 27 November, 201411/26/14
CEO of JBS Australia Brent Eastwood says there is no need for farmers to worry about lessening of competition as JBS is all about increasing demand for beef worldwide.
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 26 November, 2014
With the dry winter, the water allocations for irrigators in NSW are likely to be cut, one broker says.
NSW Country Hour for 25 November 2014
The New South Wales Farmers Association is raising concerns about the increasing penetration of the meat processing giant JBS into the Australian market.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 24 November, 2014
One of the ABC's flagship rural programs, Bush Telegraph, has been axed as the national broadcaster deals with more than $250 million in funding cuts imposed by the Federal Government.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 21 November, 2014
JBS Australia, Australia's largest fresh meats processor, has signed a $1.5 billion deal to acquire Primo Group, the largest ham, bacon and smallgoods producer in Australia and New Zealand.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 20 November, 2014
Farmers and landholders in New South Wales are being urged to prepare for a long hot dry summer. The latest Seasonal Conditions Report from the Department of Primary Industries shows below average rainfall was recorded across most of the State,...
NSW Country Hour Wednesday 19 November, 2014
The Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded its outlook for an El Nino, bringing dry conditions to eastern Australia in the next three months. There's now a 70 per cent chance of an El Nino developing and it could last into late summer, or early autumn.
NSW Country Hour Tuesday 18 November 2014
The Federal Agriculture Minister admits he's disappointed with the lack of results for rice, sugar and cotton in the free trade agreement struck with China. Sectors like dairy and beef are considered the big winners for agriculture, but there'll be no...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 17 November, 2014
The Australian dairy sector is expected to get an equal, if not better, deal than New Zealand as part of a free trade agreement to be signed with China this afternoon. Government sources have told ABC Rural that most Australian dairy products won't be...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 14 November, 2014
Farmers are being asked to stop harvesting by the Rural fire services as the mercury soars throughout New South Wales.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 13 November, 2014
The patchy finish to Australia's 2014 grains season means production nationally, including across much of New South Wales, will fall short of last year's levels. Will Rayner General Manager of Agribusiness at Rural Bank says the tragedy has been many...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 12 November 2014
The Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries Katrina Hodgkinson says the changes to the Fisheries Management Act are no cause for alarm.
Country Hour for Tuesday 11 November 2014
On the NSW Country Hour today we go squid fishing, take you to a Remembrance Day event, update how the harvest is going, plus livestock markets and weather information.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 10 November, 2014
A Canadian scientist who describes himself as a climate sceptic, Patrick Moore, has backed a call for an inquiry into the weather bureau 'fudging the figures'.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 7 November, 2014
The Federal Minister for Agriculture says the announcement of a live export cattle trade with China is 'on the cusp' of being announced. Barnaby Joyce says a target of one million cattle per year has been discussed but he didn't want to pre-empt the...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 6 November 2014
Climate change will not be catastrophic for farmers as they can manage any long term change. Agricultural scientist Professor Richard Eckard from the University of Melbourne says extreme weather events like fire and flood do more damage to farmers and...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 5 November 2014
The Greens NSW agriculture spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the NSW Government is rushing a major overhaul of the state's biosecurity laws through parliament without proper consultation. "It was revealed the new legislation is missing at least 31...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 4 October, 2014
Unused Federal Government drought loan money is expected to be redirected to struggling New South Wales and Queensland farmers.
NSW Country Hour for Monday 3 October, 2014
New South Wales has just recorded the hottest October ever. The heat wave towards the end of the month has tipped the overall temperature into record territory, eclipsing the previous high set in October 2006.
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 30th October, 2014
The farm lobby groups in NSW think that big changes could be on the way in the latest review of native vegetation laws. Paying farmers to look after native vegetation is firming as a likely outcome of the New South Wales Government's review of...
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